Trails of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill #3
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: January 9, 2019
Source: publisher for review
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When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed’s new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace’s sister Morgyn’s business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart.
In my book, there is no better way to start off a new reading year than with one of my favorite authors. Picking up Melissa Foster's Trails of Love was like ringing in 2019 with old friends and new acquaintances. I absolutely adore Melissa's writing. If you're a fan of romances with a combination of sweet and sexy mixed with a whole lot of banter and laughter, you really can't go wrong with any of her books. And since I've reviewed enough of them, I really can't express how much I love her books.
For 2019, I think I'm going to change it up a bit. In addition to picking a word or phrase that best describes the book, I'm going to talk about all of the things I love about Melissa's books. In no particular order, of course. So, one element of Melissa's books that I love is that once her characters feel that first rush of falling in love they will let nothing come between them. In Trails of Love, Graham and Morgyn wouldn't let the distance between them stop their budding relationship. From the moment they met, they were all in. I love how committed they are to the relationship.
I loved Trails of Love. It was a fun romance with both sweet and sexy moments. I loved the banter between all of the characters, not just Graham and Morgyn. Some of the funniest moments happened when all of Morgyn's sisters were in the same room. From start to finish, this book had me hooked.
“That’s a hard one.”
“Okay, and the next two?” She bumped him with her shoulder, looking as sweet as she did sexy wearing one of his flannel shirts over her dress.
He loved her quirky sense of humor.
“Shouldn’t that be one of your favorite things?” he teased.
She shifted her gaze up toward the sky and strummed a faster tune, singing, “It’s your turn, not mine.”
“I’ve got a lot of favorite things.” He ran his fingers along her leg. “Your sexy legs.”
Her eyes darkened, and she played a little slower.
“And the way flecks of darker blue glitter in your eyes when you get turned on.”
“Cracker,” she said just above a whisper.
“I can’t help it that you’re beautiful.”
“Stop. You’re embarrassing me. Tell me something real.”
“That was real, and number three would be your free spirit.”
“Says Mr. Prepared, who brought a pop-up shower stall, a battery-operated heater, and a Coleman stove like my grandfather used. I’m willing to bet there’s a kitchen sink around here somewhere.”
“No sink, but I can rig one up if you need it.” He leaned in for a kiss, lingering because her kisses were unlike any others. She kissed with the same energy she seemed to do everything else, giving herself over to it completely, savoring every second.
Her eyes remained closed for a few heated seconds after their lips parted. When she opened them, a sated smile appeared like a gift. He wondered if she kissed other guys like that, or if she felt the same unfamiliar, unstoppable connection he did.
“I like kissing you, sunshine.” He brushed her hair behind her ear and kissed her again, slower and sweeter than the last. “I’m adding that to my list. I think I need more than three things.”
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.